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The impact of parental education on the earnings of second generation immigrant women in Sweden

John, Kirti LU (2016) EKHM51 20161
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Second generation immigrant women face an earnings disadvantage in the labor market in Sweden. The socioeconomic position of the parents has been shown to matter more than ethnicity. This study examines the effect of the immigrant parents’ education, as a measure for socioeconomic status, on their daughter’s earnings. In addition, the effect of parental education when both parents have the same educational level is also explored. The findings reveal stronger positive effects of mother’s education on their daughter’s earnings when the mother is born outside Europe. Parents with the same level of education also have stronger positive effects than parents with different educational levels. The study uses register data on the entire Swedish... (More)
Second generation immigrant women face an earnings disadvantage in the labor market in Sweden. The socioeconomic position of the parents has been shown to matter more than ethnicity. This study examines the effect of the immigrant parents’ education, as a measure for socioeconomic status, on their daughter’s earnings. In addition, the effect of parental education when both parents have the same educational level is also explored. The findings reveal stronger positive effects of mother’s education on their daughter’s earnings when the mother is born outside Europe. Parents with the same level of education also have stronger positive effects than parents with different educational levels. The study uses register data on the entire Swedish population, obtained from Statistics Sweden, for the year 2013. (Less)
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author
John, Kirti LU
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course
EKHM51 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Second generation immigrant women, earnings, parental education, educational homogamy
language
English
id
8884240
date added to LUP
2016-06-28 10:41:02
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  abstract     = {Second generation immigrant women face an earnings disadvantage in the labor market in Sweden. The socioeconomic position of the parents has been shown to matter more than ethnicity. This study examines the effect of the immigrant parents’ education, as a measure for socioeconomic status, on their daughter’s earnings. In addition, the effect of parental education when both parents have the same educational level is also explored. The findings reveal stronger positive effects of mother’s education on their daughter’s earnings when the mother is born outside Europe. Parents with the same level of education also have stronger positive effects than parents with different educational levels. The study uses register data on the entire Swedish population, obtained from Statistics Sweden, for the year 2013.},
  author       = {John, Kirti},
  keyword      = {Second generation immigrant women,earnings,parental education,educational homogamy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The impact of parental education on the earnings of second generation immigrant women in Sweden},
  year         = {2016},
}